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Austin Pride proposes to paint rainbow-colored crosswalks at two downtown Austin intersections: 4th Street/Bettie Naylor and Colorado and 4th Street/Bettie Naylor and Lavaca.

The crosswalks would be installed by City crews, while all installation and maintenance costs would be paid for by the Austin Gay and Lesbian Pride Foundation through private funds, grants, sponsorships, and donations. The crosswalks are intended to be a permanent addition to the street, and the foundation would pay for any future repainting as needed.

Proposed colors of the rainbow crosswalk are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Final designs must comply with City of Austin and Texas Department of Transportation standards for crosswalks. Austin Pride has submitted their proposal under the City of Austin’s Artwork Donation and Loan Policy.

The Austin City Council has instructed the Austin Arts Commission to solicit public input on this donation proposal, which has been reviewed by the Austin Transportation Department.

The Arts Commission will review the proposal and make a recommendation at their regular meeting on Nov. 17, 2014.

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